The design feature that I liked most when I first saw the Pia dress pattern was the pockets. I had made a couple of versions of Tessuti's Eva dress earlier this year, so I knew that their patterns were flattering and easy to wear as well as great to sew. The pattern instructions said that it was suitable for linens, medium weight cottons and lightweight wools. The 'lightweight wools' got me thinking about using some lightweight wool in my stash and making this dress work for winter. The fabric I used was from an Alannah Hill end bolt that I bought at Clear It in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy a couple of years ago.
And here is the Pia dressed for winter. I was so happy when I found a fine knit woollen jumper that not only matched the colour of the vertical stripes but also had a cowl neckline.